Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Voting Open NOW for Best of Raw 2009 Awards :)

OoOooOoo, lots of yummmmmmy news today - first up:

VOTING is now OPEN for the ‘Best of Raw 2009’ Awards :)
The nominations are all in, for around 30 categories of raw people, goodies, places and services…and all those nomiantions have now been neatly arranged into a pretty voting form by the divine goddess Laura Fox over at - hop on over there now and cast YOUR votes in the myriad categories such as favourite raw restaurant, book, educator, media, blog, online store and so on...Mr. Monarch and I are smiling gratefully to be nominees in many categories ;) Thank you :) Winners are to be announced on December 30th – ENJOY :)

on December the 7th I was blissed with:

1 quart water
mug of herbal tea
1 tbsp bee pollen, 3 tbsp goji powder
3 cups greeeeeeeeeeeen juice: celery, tat soi, fennel, romaine, dandelion, fenugreek, spinach, ginger, lemon
bowl of energy soup with a new kind of kale chip sample and the YUMMY raw breads on the side, followed by an apple
mug of spicy tea
3 cups water
handful of AMAZING mini-persimmons in Ojai, 2 tbsp goji powder
3 cups water

We’re very excited to say that expansion is unfolding rapidly at and we’d love to welcome a new gem to the team to help out madame Alara in the customer services are the deets:

Where: Here in OJAI at the warehouse
Job Includes: answering phones; taking orders
Skills Required:
• Must be relatively FAST on a computer; Comfortable with 5-6 internet windows open at one time...
• Friendly
• Detailed and Organized
• Efficient
• Health Passionate or at least Health Curious
• Also, must have a decent laptop that you can bring to work and use for the job --- nothing gets downloaded...just need email and internet
Hours: 4 hours, 4 days a week - preferably 10am-2pm Mon-Thurs , starting NOW :)
Compensation: $10 per hour with a possible pay increase in 6 months.

If you're interested in this position, please email Alara with your resume or a request to set up an
(Yesterday Mr. M and I had a meeting with all the staff of TheRawFoodWorld and we filmed a little of the event to help introduce the team to y’all – see HERE ;)

on December the 8th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
mug of herbal tea
glass of straight pomegranate juice – WOW :)
1 tbsp bee pollen
myriad samples of raw recipes as we created dinner for our whole RawFoodWorld crew ;)
3 cups water
plate of raw dinner concoctions followed by a chunk of the triple-layer cake – YUMMMM :) (recipe videos to follow soon, over at
3 cups water

on December the 9th I loved:

1 quart water
3 tbsp fresh bee pollen
3 cups greeeeeeen juice: celery, zucchini, dandelion, tat soi, fennel, romaine, fenugreek, spinach, ginger, lemon
2 tbsp AMAZING honey samples
2.5 cups beet/apple juice
20 chlorella tablets, 3 tbsp goji powder
3 cups veggie juice: celery, romaine, sunflower greens, spinach, carrot
2 tsbp AMAZING new Diviana Nectar product
3 cups water

WONDERFUL update from Living Light about the fund for Elaina Love and her young son Dominic who is currently in the process of reversing leukemia at Hippocrates in Florida. You may recall a few days back I posted a message via Living Light calling for donations to help support the lovely Loves during this challenging time and here is a wonderful little update from Living Light:

“Incredibly, within the first 24 hours, we had received over 200 donations ranging from $5 to $250. Since then, the money, love, and prayers have poured in abundantly - we have been overwhelmed with the response. Just today, we received word that a benefactor will pay $2000 of Dominic's medical expenses and financial support is continuing to flow in. At this point, we are happy to report that we are close to raising the entire $20,000 that Elaina estimated she needs to cover their travel to Hippocrates and the services Dominic requires in attempting to save his young life.”

And a little quote from Elaina too, on email, via Living Light:

Thank you all so very much for your generous contributions to Dominic's healing. My heart is so touched by you all and I am moved to tears daily. It touches me to my soul to know that you all care so much and to know how much we are loved. Dominic told me this morning that he plans on living to be an old man and that he will outlive us all! I loved hearing that. He is the bravest person I know and my personal hero!!!! One of the guests here told me today that he sets a good example for her and the others because he is so willing to do what it takes.
I know your love and prayers are powerful beyond measure. I appreciate your continued love and prayers, and am so grateful to all of you for the part you are playing in Dominic's return to well-being.
With all the love in my heart,
Elaina Love”

Apparently Brian Clement, director of Hippocrates, has also offered a partial scholarship to the Loves to help off-set the fees too :) Dominic still has a lot of healing to work through and all the love, prayers and support being sent their way are SOOOOO appreciated – it warms my heart so immensely too, to know that when one of the raw ‘tribe’ is in a challenging position like this, the raw ‘family’ gathers around to do our best to support them – LOVE it, thank you all SO much for all the yummy flow to the Loves :)

<3, love, LOVE,
Ms. Stokes-Monarch. xxx

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